March 6 – March 19, 2022
Welcome to issue three hundred and eighty-five of the Sports Doing Good newsletter. This week’s 10 stories include:
1. How Caitlin Clark became the most exciting player in college basketball (Yahoo Sports)
2. Drone Racing League’s Fast and Furious Come-Up (Front Office Sports)
3. America’s fastest-growing sport is a cross of tennis, pingpong and badminton (NPR)
4. ‘Winning Time’: When the N.B.A. Went Pop (New York Times)
5. Beyond the finish line: A marathon run for Afghan girls and women who can’t (ESPNW)
6. Nikola Jokic? Gets Lost Among the Stars. And He’s O.K. With That. (SI)
7. ‘I think I can take that spot’: Davidson’s Hyunjung Lee wants to make history in the NBA (ESPN)
8. Andy Murray to donate rest of season’s prize money to UNICEF’s Ukraine appeal (Sky Sports)
9. ‘Magic Could Happen’ (New York Times)
10. Suns’ Bismack Biyombo donating entire 2022 salary to build hospital in Democratic Republic of the Congo (CBS Sports)
FASTR to Close Research Gap for Female Athletes (Beyond Sport)
The Man They Call Sting (by Sting) (The Players’ Tribune)
SCHOOL SPORTS PLAYBOOK (Aspen Institute Project Play)
Keeping teenage girls engaged in sport (Sport and Dev)
Worth the Wait: The Nominees for Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Who Came Back With a Bang (Laureus)
We present again our “Featured Video” offering(s). With the explosion of video content out there highlighting the good in sport, we want to showcase such content for your enjoyment and learning. This will be an ongoing effort. And now we add podcasts!
World of football comes together to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (Sky Sports/YouTube)
Post Game with Bismack Biyombo (TalkBasket.net/YouTube)
There are, once again, great stories this week to read and view. But instead of a typical Introduction, I ask that you take a few minutes and read the following, with a quote that sets the mood.
“Ukraine will rise like a phoenix from the ashes. We are very strong, free and independent people who love their country. We will never give up.”
Ukraine – “like in a zombie movie” (translation is available)
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So, enjoy. And have a good week.
How Caitlin Clark became the most exciting player in college basketball (Yahoo Sports)
Drone Racing League’s Fast and Furious Come-Up (Front Office Sports)
America’s fastest-growing sport is a cross of tennis, pingpong and badminton (NPR)
‘Winning Time’: When the N.B.A. Went Pop (New York Times)
Beyond the finish line: A marathon run for Afghan girls and women who can’t (ESPNW)
Nikola Jokic? Gets Lost Among the Stars. And He’s O.K. With That. (SI)
‘I think I can take that spot’: Davidson’s Hyunjung Lee wants to make history in the NBA (ESPN)
Andy Murray to donate rest of season’s prize money to UNICEF’s Ukraine appeal (Sky Sports)
‘Magic Could Happen’ (New York Times)
Suns’ Bismack Biyombo donating entire 2022 salary to build hospital in Democratic Republic of the Congo (CBS Sports)
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